WHAT WE DO

The following information relates to the project ALTER ECO PLUS that started in June 2021

In order to underpin mainstreaming processes of the Carrying Capacity Limit calculation tool to improve tourism policies and strategies in MED territories, we have followed the PANORAMED Mainstreaming methodology to design the tasks and results. The following steps are followed:

  • Identify relevant partners for the mainstream
  • Check what your partners really need (offer vs demand)
  • Elaborate a plan
  • Animate & monitor the process in a proactive way

Giver partners will contribute with their previous experience in the development, implementation and use of the tool, from a complementary perspective as technical experts and public administration assistant, respectively. The joint work of all the partners under a cooperative and transnational approach will allow identifying the needs of each of the receiver territories, adapting the tool to their specific contexts while accounting common criteria for the latest developments at all policy levels.

After the common work on identifying needs and adapting the existing tools, an evaluation of each territory will be done using the adapted CCL calculation tool, so that 12 tourist destination are evaluated (3 per receiver partner), and measures will be proposed based on the results to improve the tourism sustainability of the different territorial scales.

Having into account all the results, a realistic and reachable mainstreaming plan will be designed and applied for each territory.

As a final result 4 MoU will be signed by receiver territories on the use of the CCL tool for the tourism planning and management, engaging 4 regions in implementing sustainable tourism plans.

The following information relates to the project ALTER ECO that was implemented from November 2016 to July 2019

ALTER ECO project is a TESTING project. It enhances the local sustainable development of tourism by promoting MEDITERRANEAN IDENTITY through the implementation of alternative tourist strategies in 6 pilots co-designed and implemented by public and private stakeholders. The project provides the opportunity of testing, in representative MED cities, used as LIVING LAB, existing methodologies and tools arisen in previous high impact projects in the field of sustainable tourism or proposed by key stakeholders, with the aim of reaching holistic and realistic tourist strategies at local and regional level that allow transferability in the MED territory

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Definition of Mediterranean Identity and methodology to promote it in tourist destinations.
  • Pilot activities in 4 cities and 2 regions to test alternative tourism strategies to reduce and better manage the impact of tourism activities on the enviroment by promoting Mediterranean Identity (Partners responsible of pilots: IVE-Comunidad Valenciana Region, RSA and AUTH-Region South Aegean, Malaga City Council, City of Genoa, UNIVE-Venice City and City of Dubrovnik Development Agency (DURA)-Dubrovnik City)
  • Model for implementation of innovative tourism strategies.
  • Interregional learning Portfolio backed by Good Practices Database.
  • Proposals-Recommendations for application of the Model in the Med area.